Tag Archive: Hiking

Aug 14

Lower Amnicon Falls – Wisconsin

Lower Amnicon Falls is the other and dare say lesser half to what amounts to the park’s main attraction.   While not my ideal type of waterfall.  Lower Amnicon Falls roughly 100 yards away its counterpart and worth the quick way down to see.  Now if my visit to here occured in August then I might …

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Aug 13

Upper Amnicon Falls – Wisconsin

Upper Amnicon Falls is not the biggest or best waterfall in the area.  However, it is the namesake to a state park that should not be missed.  Amnicon Falls State Park was a blast to visit. Everything was accessible not far to walk to and incredibly scenic. Amnicon Falls State Park has to be one …

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Aug 10

Snake Pit Falls – Wisconsin

Looking for waterfalls?  Look no further than Amnicon Falls State Park. They have 4 named ones including Snake Pit Falls.  Finally, a waterfall with an interesting name.  Upper, Lower, Bridal Veil, Punchbowl heard of those?  I bet you have.  “Where you going?” I am going to go see Snake Pit Falls.  Now I sound like …

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Aug 07

Little Manitou Falls – Wisconsin

Little Manitou Falls is the perfect complement to its big brother just up the road.  Both falls make Patterson State Park a great visit for waterfall lovers.  At 30-feet tall it is a decent sized waterfall in its own right, but pales in comparison to Big Manitou Falls.  Though it has its own features that …

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Aug 06

Big Manitou Falls – Wisconsin

Go big or go home.  That has been our motto on family vacations for a while now.  Discovering that the tallest waterfall in Wisconsin, Big Manitou Falls, was a short drive from where we were staying in Duluth, Minnesota we knew we had to see it.  Being from the plains it is not every day …

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Jul 25

Wolf Creek Falls – Minnesota

Wolf Creek Falls was supposed to just be a side note in our Minnesota adventure.  A place to stop as we made our way from Minneapolis to Duluth.  It ended up being one of my fondest memories of the whole trip.  All because of my wonderful daughter and her incredible imagination. My oldest and I …

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Mar 20

Washita Battle Site: Hike

While there is much to learn at the Washita Battlefield no trip would be complete without a hike to the site of Black Kettle’s Village.  Just a short drive a half mile from the visitor center on Highway 47A.  While there is not much to be seen on the hike.  I found it important to …

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Mar 20

The Dust and Fire Trail: Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Outside of the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site visitor center is the short-paved trail that looks at life on the plains.  The Dust and Fire Trail is just .4 miles in length but shows a long history of hard work and turmoil of a settler’s life. The Dust and Fire Trail has interpretive signs at …

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Dec 22

Humphreys Peak: Arizona Trekking

Arizona is a state filled with some incredible hikes.  Humphreys Peak is the penultimate high altitude hike.  Climbing to 12,633 feet over its 4.7-mile trail.  That is a whole bunch of up.  But once conquered we could say that we hiked the tallest mountain in Arizona.  Not that I plan to or have the heart …

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Dec 21

Baldwin Loop Trail: Sedona

The Baldwin Loop Trail is a classic Sedona hike with views of one of the more famous rock formations in the area.  For those into hiking it is a must do trail.  Highly ranked in most of the guide books.  Baldwin Loop Trail is an easy 3.3-mile hike that is mostly exposed to the sun.  …

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